New Delhi :
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing a large gathering of university and college teachers in Agra on Saturday, said that to improve the current education system we have to change our attitude towards it.
He said, “We need to change ourselves in order to change the society at large. If we want to improve our education system, we have to change ourselves first.” The event was organised by the RSS.
Moreover, while answering to a question on RSS's stand on the "disproportionate" rise in population of Muslims, Bhagwat said that there is no law in the country that prevents Hindus from having more children.
“Which law asked Hindus to produce fewer children? If their (Muslim) population is increasing then why your numbers are not growing?” the 65-year-old RSS leader asked.
“This is not the question of system but of society. These decisions are personal and they need to be taken keeping all three, personal, family and national interest in mind,” he added while addressing educationists drawn from 12 districts of Western UP.
Besides, speaking on Hindutva he said it is ingrained in the fabric of India and that is why Hindutva is nationalism. “What is quite easy to understand is that Hindutva is the quality of Bharat and that is why Hindutva is rashtriytva [nationalism],” said Mr. Bhagwat.
Also he, in his long lecture on being Hindu and Hindu culture, said Bharat and Hindu have the same meaning and the entire world describes India as Hindu.
He referred to the BJP government at the Centre and said that the RSS could not solve problems directly but produces swayamsevaks who can make a difference and change the system.
Furthemore, on suggestions and concerns raised by the teachers for salaries and change in education system, Bhagwat said that he will convey their messages to the education ministry or they, on their own, can send a detailed letter to the Union Education minister.
He also said, “For a long and stable change in the system in the national interest, I appeal to newcomers to this conference to come to the RSS shakha (office) and see for yourself. This is the way.”